The site is being upgraded and some links may not work: apologies for this. Welcome We provide a volunteer befriending service for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities in the Scottish Borders.   Friendships are crucial to everybody‚Äôs happiness, and volunteer befriending is a highly effective way of overcoming social isolation and improving wellbeing, confidence, self-esteem and lifeskills. Befriending also provides high quality respite for carers, who know the person they care for is enjoying themselves with people they trust. Anyone with learning disabilities can use our service, including children and young people with complex needs and/or autism. It is free apart from contributions to some activity and travel costs. Our volunteers are drawn from all walks of life, and include many high school and Borders College students.  We try to offer as wide a range of rewarding befriending roles as possible, and  staff and volunteers form close-knit teams. Please have a look round the site and get to know us: we have four local branches covering Berwickshire, Central Borders, Roxburgh and Tweeddale each with its own long-standing staff members who know their area inside out. They would love to hear from you, whether you want to use our service, volunteer, or just want to find out more.  Our most recent Impact Report can be downloaded here: packed with photos, quotes and case studies.
Scottish Charity No. SC030132